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Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Collection

Identifier: SM 80-13

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence (1894-1895) from W.D. Wike, editor of the Tuckaseigee Democrat, concerning his experiences in Texas and his travels in Jackson County, NC. Also included are four articles written by Mrs. Sutton: "Cullowhee - Its Beginning" (1949); "My Father - William Dallas Wike, His Life and Letters" (1958); "History of Cullowhee Methodist Church" (1961); and, "History of W.D. Wike Home" (1970). Mrs. Sutton also published articles in the Webster Historical Society's Historic Webster newsletter.

The addition the collection consists of (1) a handwritten 1854 agreement between W. Hamilton Bryson and a Jackson County, North Carolina, public school committee for Bryson to teach school, and (2) a copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poems and Ballads (New York: Worthington Co., 1890) presented to Professor W. Dallas Wike by the faculty and students of Cullowhee High School in 1901 upon his retirement as "teacher-in-charge."


  • 1854 - 1978

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States